Cocos! That delicious, exotic and fragrant fruit, which reminds us of endless sandy beaches and idyllic tropical islands. The coconut was recently pushed back into the spotlight for reasons other than its seductive aroma and delicious flavor. The health scene is agitated over the fantastic natural healing properties of coconut oil, and with good reason too! Here are some of the most promising benefits of coconut oil, giving you ample reason to include this golden elixir in your diet.
1. Managing Type II Diabetes
A recent study by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research found that coconut oil protects against insulin resistance, thus reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, since the fats present in the oil are small enough to be absorbed into cells and where they are quickly converted into energy. This process reduces the amount of fat packed into storage while improving insulin sensitivity. Coconut oil helps to control sugar, improves insulin secretion and promotes the effective use of glucose in the blood, preventing and treating diabetes.